A Study to Find How Safe and Effective GAMMAPLEX® is in Subjects With Chronic Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)

A Phase III, Multicenter, Open-Label Study To Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of GAMMAPLEX® in Chronic Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura


Lead Sponsor: Bio Products Laboratory

Source Bio Products Laboratory
Brief Summary

To determine if GAMMAPLEX raises the platelet count of subjects with chronic ITP to a threshold of 50 x 109/L, similar to that of published response >60%. Also to assess the safety of GAMMAPLEX and determine if platelet counts are maintained at 50 x 109/L in subjects with chronic ITP for.

Detailed Description

The primary objective is to determine if BPL's GAMMAPLEX raises the platelet count of subjects with chronic ITP to a threshold of 50 x 109/L, similar to that of published response >60%. The secondary objectives are: 1) to determine the safety of GAMMAPLEX at the dosage used in this study. 2) to determine if GAMMAPLEX maintains platelet counts of ³ 50 x 109/L in subjects with chronic ITP for a period of time similar to that of a published data.

Overall Status Completed
Start Date September 2007
Completion Date August 2011
Primary Completion Date August 2011
Phase Phase 3
Study Type Interventional
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
The Number of Subjects With Chronic ITP Treated With Gammaplex Whose Platelet Count Reached a Threshold of 50 x 10^9/L. 9 days
Secondary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
The Safety of GAMMAPLEX at the Dosage Used in This Study. AEs were documented from the date the informed consent form was signed until the End of Study visit on Day 90.
Duration of Time That the Platelet Count of Subjects With Chronic ITP Treated With Gammaplex Remained ≥ 50 x 10^9/L. Days 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 14, 21, 32.
Enrollment 35

Intervention Type: Biological

Intervention Name: Gammaplex, intravenous immunoglobulin

Description: Dosage form: Gammaplex® is a sterile liquid of 5 % w/v normal immunoglobulin. Gammaplex® contains 5 g/100 mL of human normal immunoglobulin (i.e. 50 g/L, of which virtually 100% is IgG). The first course of GAMMAPLEX will be administered as an intravenous infusion of 1 g/kg on each of 2 consecutive days. If required, a further 1 or 2 courses on the same dosage regimen may be administered in the period Day 32 to Day 90 following the first course of GAMMAPLEX.

Arm Group Label: Gammaplex (intravenous immunoglobulin)

Other Name: Gammaplex



Inclusion Criteria:

1. Males and females aged between 18 and 70 years.

2. Confirmed diagnosis of chronic ITP of at least 6 months duration.

3. Platelet count of less than or equal to 20 x 10 9/L at enrollment.

4. Absence of other conditions that, in the opinion of the investigator, could cause thrombocytopenia.

5. If subjects were treated with corticosteroids the treatment regimen/dose must have been stable (for a minimum of 2 weeks before screening). The dose of corticosteriod or other immunosuppressant should have remained constant until Day 32. 6) If subjects were being treated with cyclophosphamide, azathioprine or attenuated androgens, the treatment regimen and dose must have been stable for a minimum of 2 months before Day 1. The dose of corticosteriod or other immunosuppressant should have remained constant until Day 32. 7) Splenectomized subjects and both Rh(D)+ and Rh(D)- subjects may be included.

8) The subject has signed an informed consent form (subjects must be at least 18 years old), and/or the subject's legal guardian has signed the informed consent form if indicated 9) If a subject is a female of child-bearing potential, she must have a negative result on a urine-based HCG pregnancy test.

10) If a subject is a female who is or becomes sexually active, she must practice contraception by using a method of proven reliability for the duration of the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

1. A history of any severe or anaphylactic reaction to blood or any blood-derived product, or any severe reaction to IGIV or any other IgG preparation.

2. Intolerance to any component of the investigational product.

3. Received any live virus vaccine within the last 3 months prior to Day1.

4. Received an IGIV preparation within 1 month prior to Day 1.

5. Were currently receiving, or has received, any investigational agent within the 1 month prior to Day 1.

6. Received any blood, blood product, or blood derivative within the 1 month prior to Day 1.

7. Received Rituximab within the 3 months before Day 1.

8. Pregnant or nursing.

9. Tested positive for any of the following at screening: HBsAg, NAT for HCV, NAT for HIV, Antibodies to HCV or HIV 1 or 2.

10. Had levels greater than 2.5 times the upper limit of normal at screening, as defined by the central laboratory, of alanine aminotransferase or aspartate aminotransferase.

11. Had severe renal impairment (defined as serum creatinine greater than 2 times the upper limit of normal or BUN greater than 2.5 times the upper limit of normal for the range of the laboratory doing the analysis); on dialysis; a history of acute renal failure.

12. Known to have abused alcohol, opiates, psychotropic agents, or other chemicals or drugs within the past 12 months.

13. History of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or thrombotic complications of IGIV therapy.

14. Any history or sign of hyperviscosity, transient ischemic attack (TIA), stroke, other thromboembolic event, or unstable angina.

15. Suffered from any acute or chronic medical conditions (e.g., renal disease or predisposing conditions for renal disease, coronary artery disease, or protein losing enteropathy) that, in the opinion of the investigator, may interfere with the conduct of the study.

16. An acquired medical condition, such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, chronic or recurrent neutropenia (defined as an absolute neutrophil count (ANC) < 1 x 109/L).

17. Non-controlled arterial hypertension (systolic blood pressure >160 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure >90 mmHg).

18. Anemic (hemoglobin <10 g/dL) at screening.

19. Unlikely to adhere to the protocol requirements of the study or is likely to be uncooperative.

Gender: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: 70 Years

Healthy Volunteers: No

Overall Official
Last Name Role Affiliation
Tim J Aldwinckle, MD Principal Investigator Bio Products Laboratory
Mid Florida Hematology & Oncology | Orange City, Florida, 32763, United States
Rush University Medical Center | Chicago, Illinois, 60612, United States
Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders | Bethesda, Maryland, 20817, United States
New York Hospital / Cornell University, Division of Pediatrics | New York, New York, 10021, United States
Department of Pediatrics, SUNY at Stony Brook | Stony Brook, New York, 11794-8111, United States
Oregon Health & Science University | Portland, Oregon, 97239, United States
Cancer Care Centers of South Texas | San Antonio, Texas, 78229, United States
Hospital Churruca | Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, C1437JCP, Argentina
Hospital Italiano de La Plata | La Plata, Buenos Aires, B1900AXU, Argentina
Instituto de Diagnóstico Hematológico Ambulatorio (IDHEA) | Rosario, Sante Fe, S2000JKR, Argentina
I. A. D. T. (Instituto Argentino de Diagnóstico y Tratamiento) | Buenos Aires, C1122AAL, Argentina
Hospital Britanico | Buenos Aires, C1280AEB, Argentina
Centro de Educación Médica e Investigaciones Clinicas Dr. Norberto Quirno (CEMIC) | Buenos Aires, C1431FWO, Argentina
Hospital Privado de Cordoba | Cordoba, X5016KEH, Argentina
J.R. Vidal Hospital | Corrientes, Argentina
CER San Juan | San Juan, 5400, Argentina
Apollo Hospitals | Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, 500003, India
Mahavir Hospital | Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, 500054, India
City Cancer Centre, | Suryarao pet, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, 520002, India
M. S Ramaiah Hospital | Karnataka, Bangalore, 560054, India
Vedanta | Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 380009, India
Gurukrupa Hospital | Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 380061, India
M S Patel Cancer Centre, Shree Krishna Hospital | Gokal Nagar, Karamsad, Gujarat, 388325, India
Manipal Hospital | Bangalore, Karnataka, 560017, India
Vinaya Hospital & research Centre | Mangalore, Karnataka, 5750003, India
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Acunova KMC Research Centre | Mangalore, Karnataka, 575001, India
Father Muller Medical College Hospital | Mangalore, Karnataka, 575002, India
Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital | Pune, Maharashtra, 411004, India
S.K. Soni Hospital Sect 5 | Jaipur, Rajasthan, 300201, India
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital | New Delhi, 110060, India
Location Countries



United States

Verification Date

February 2013

Responsible Party

Type: Sponsor

Has Expanded Access No
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Number Of Arms 1
Arm Group

Label: Gammaplex (intravenous immunoglobulin)

Type: Experimental

Study Design Info

Allocation: N/A

Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment

Primary Purpose: Treatment

Masking: None (Open Label)

Source: ClinicalTrials.gov